Maxwells D I Y

A cut above the rest

Shotton Rd, Peterlee, SR8 2TG Directions

Tel 0191 587 3333
   Now closed Open today 10:00 - 16:00

Why Choose Us?

Local Delivery
Fitting Service Available
Many Years Experience

Business overview

The North East Best Value Independent Home & Garden Retailer

The company has been serving the public for over 80 years, founded in 1932 by Jack Maxwell, a cabinet maker, who opened a small shop in Durham City.

Expansion resulted in a move to Sunderland in 1946, where he rebuilt bomb-damaged premises in Vine Place.

As the family business grew, Jack’s son, John Donald Maxwell – known as Don - took over the management of the business in the mid-sixties, and started to expand the company with more branches opening over the next couple of decades; first in Jarrow, then Fulwell, and on to both South and North Shields, Newcastle, Gateshead, and Birtley.

Don officially retired in 1992 but still works for the company to this day! Jack’s grandsons, are still carrying the flame, and upholding the same family values of supplying quality products, coupled with exceptional customer service.

Products & Services



Paint Colour Matching

Sheet Materials

Wallpapers and Paints



Power Tools

Ladders, Steps and Trestles

Hand Tools

Garden Tools

Decorating Supplies

Adhesives and Glues



Paving Supplies




Fixings and Fastenings

Garden Equipment


Lawnmowers and Garden Equipment

Loft Ladders


Maxwells Peterlee

Staff are super helpful, brilliant deals with amazing new items every time I visit
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